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Roger Williams Spring

When Roger Williams arrived here he was a wanted
man on the run from the Puritans who convicted him. (
A puritan is a person who is haunted by the thought that
someone, somewhere in the world is having fun right now.)
He was convicted for preaching freedom of conscience,
tolerance of minorities and separation of church and state.
Roger thought that being independent was tough enough
without being double teamed by a combination of
church and state so he decreed that in Providence they
would be separate and its been that way every since.
The Founding Fahters incorporated his ideas when the
founded the United States a hundred and fifty years later